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  • Patriot Week Essay Winner Photo 1Winner of patriotic essay contest wrote about importance of voting (Photo 1)Left to right: Oakland County Circuit Judge Michael Warren; Secretary of State Ruth Johnson; Lindsey Pieper who won first place in the Secretary of State's Patriotic Essay contest; Lindsey's mom Donna Pieper and her father, Dr. Dan Pieper, of Bloomfield Hills. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Election Reform Bills pass House and SenateElection Reform Bills pass House and SenateMichigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson thanked Sens. Jack Brandenburg (R-Harrison Township), Mark Jansen (R-Grand Rapids) and David Robertson (R-Grand Blanc) on Wednesday for their work after legislation proposed as part of Johnson's Secure and Fair Elections (SAFE) legislation cleared the Senate. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Motorcycle Safety 2012 May 2 - Photo 1Motorcycle Safety 2012 May 2 - Photo 1Secretary of State Ruth Johnson prepares to ride to the May 2 motorcycle news conference with a group of fellow riders. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Motorcycle Safety 2012 May 2 - Photo 2Motorcycle Safety 2012 May 2 - Photo 2Joined by a couple of dozen riders, Secretary Johnson rode to the news conference at the Grand Rapids Harley-Davidson Dealership in Hudsonville. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Motorcycle Safety 2012 May 2 - Photo 3Motorcycle Safety 2012 May 2 - Photo 3Secretary Johnson, on left, speaks with Cathy Hall, middle, a motorcycle training course instructor from Norton Shores, and another rider. Hall spoke at the news conference about the importance of getting endorsed and taking a motorcycle training course. They also noted the increasing percentage of women riders. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Motorcycle Safety 2012 May 2 - Photo 4Motorcycle Safety 2012 May 2 - Photo 4Secretary Johnson presents Brian Busscher, general manager of Grand Rapids Harley-Davidson, with a token of appreciation for the efforts his organization has done to training new motorcyclists in the Grand Rapids-area. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Motorcycle Safety 2012 May 2 - Photo 5Motorcycle Safety 2012 May 2 - Photo 5Steven Ender, president of Grand Rapids Community College, spoke at the news conference about the need to get the proper training before riding. Ender rode as a younger man but recently resumed riding. He talked about how he took a refresher course to ensure his riding skills are fresh.(Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Motorcycle Safety 2012 May 2 - Photo 6Motorcycle Safety 2012 May 2 - Photo 6Mike Prince, director of the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning, spoke about the need to get a motorcycle endorsement or face a ticket. Each year, a large percentage of serious crashes involving motorcycles also involve unendorsed riders. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Detroit Tigers Mascot Paws and organ donor advocate Jai Wan at Organ Donation EventOrgan Donation Day - Photo 1PAWS, the Detroit Tigers mascot, poses with 11-year-old Jai'Wan Davis-Harbour at the Livonia Area SUPER!Center on April 11. Jai'Wan, who has been on dialysis since he was 7 months old and is waiting for a kidney, wants to be a baseball player when he grows up. The Taylor resident will be featured on baseball-themed posters in Secretary of State offices across the state to encourage organ donation. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Secretary of State Ruth Johnson Speaking at Organ Donation EventOrgan Donation Day - Photo 2Secretary of State Ruth Johnson encourages all residents to consider giving the gift of life by joining the Michigan Organ Donor Registry at Michigan.gov/organdonation (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Crusader award event Photo 1Crusader award event Photo 1The Donate Life Coalition of Michigan presented Secretary of State Johnson with its Crusader Award today in Lansing. The award was given to Johnson and her staff "in appreciation of your compassion and tremendous support of the Michigan Organ Donor Registry." Pictured (l to r) are Lisa Langley, executive director of the Michigan Eye-Bank; Amy Olszewski, administrative manager for Gift of Life Michigan (GOLM); Colleen Schomaker, mother of transplant recipient; Secretary Johnson; Tommy Schomaker, heart transplant recipient; Richard Pietroski, CEO of GOLM; Peggy Burkhard, marketing and pr director for the Donate Life Coalition of Michigan; and Tim Makinen, GOLM communications director. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Crusader award event Photo 2Crusader award event Photo 2Peggy Burkhard, marketing and pr director for the Donate Life Coalition of Michigan, presented the Crusader Award to Secretary Johnson today with some help from 11-year-old heart recipient Tommy Schomaker. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Crusader award event Photo 3Crusader award event Photo 3Heart recipient and organ donation champion Tommy Schomaker hugs Secretary Johnson after giving a short speech. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Secretary Johnson reads to students2012 Reading Month Continued - Photo 1During March, schools stress the importance of reading for future success in academics and in the workplace, and invite guests in to read to children. Secretary of State Ruth Johnson read the book "M is for Mitten" by Annie Appleford and Kathy-jo Wargin, and illustrated by Michael G. Monroe. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Secretary Johnson reads to students in Bay City.2012 Reading Month Continued - Photo 2Secretary of State Ruth Johnson visited Immanuel Lutheran School in Bay City on Tuesday, March 27 for National Reading Month. In this picture students raise their hands in response to a question from Secretary Johnson. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • 2012 Reading Month - Haggerty Elementary School - Photo 22012 Reading Month - Photo 2A kindergarten student from Haggerty Elementary School helps show pictures for Secretary of State Ruth Johnson as she reads from a Dr. Seuss book. March is reading month. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • 2012 Reading Month - Haggerty Elementary School - Photo 12012 Reading Month - Photo 1March is reading Month and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson visited a classroom in Haggerty Elementary School in Belleville on March 6. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Council on Citizen Diplomacy VisitCouncil on Citizen Diplomacy - Photo 1Secretary of State Ruth Johnson welcomed delegates from the Michigan Council on Citizen Diplomacy to Lansing, discussing election and voter-related issues with them. Pictured (l to r) are Colleen Pero, co-chair of the Council; Revital Chen, a political affairs advisor for PostNL in the Netherlands; Ardalan Shekarabi, a substitute member of parliament in Sweden; Secretary Johnson; Truls Aronsen Wickholm, a member of parliament in Norway; Anne Sophie Haestorp Andersen, a member of parliament in Denmark; Luan Tresi, Democratic Party of Albanians spokesman and president of the DPA branch of Tetovo in Macedonia; Adam Johnson of the U.S. Department of State; and Patrick Voller, international secretary of the Conservative People's Party in Austria. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Press Conference ExpressSOS.comExpressSOS.com News Conference - Photo 1Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and David Behen, chief information officer for the state of Michigan, announced ExpressSOS.com, which offers Secretary of State customers expanded and improved online services at the Novi Public Library. The new online services include renewing driver's licenses and state ID cards and ordering replacement titles and vehicle registrations, as well as improved online vehicle license plate and watercraft registration renewals. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Gift of Life Rally Image 2Gift of Life Rally: September 29, 2011 - Photo 2Secretary of State Ruth Johnson received a Gift of Life Foundation Community Service Award from Gift of Life Michigan CEO Richard Pietroski, alongside representatives from the Michigan Eye-Bank, the Donate Life Coalition of Michigan and the Michigan Donor Family Council. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Gift of Life Rally Image 1Gift of Life Rally: September 29, 2011 - Photo 1Secretary of State Ruth Johnson was joined by organ recipients, donor families and those waiting for transplants at today's Donate Life Capitol Celebration in Lansing. She received a Gift of Life Foundation Community Service Award in recognition of her efforts to help save and improve lives through organ, tissue and eye donation. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Government officials at Harvest Gathering Kickoff at State Capitol 2011 Harvest Gathering Kickoff - Photo 1Secretary of State Ruth Johnson joined Michigan first lady Sue Snyder and Attorney General Bill Schuette (left to right) on the Capitol steps to kick off this year's Harvest Gathering campaign. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Davison Branch Visit Photo 2Davison Visit - Photo 2Secretary of State Ruth Johnson tries to visit the local branche offices whenever she is in the area. Recently Secretary of State Ruth Johnson (left) visited the Davison branch office. Here she is with a staff member. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Davison Branch Visit Photo 1Davison Visit - Photo 1Secretary of State Ruth Johnson tries to visit the local branche offices whenever she is in the area. Recently Secretary of State Ruth Johnson (center) visited the Davison branch office. Here she is with staff members. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Gold Star Plates are Available - Photo 2Gold Star Plates Available - Photo 2Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and Paul Klee, warden of Gus Harrison Correctional Facility, watch as Carol Johnson of Howell presses a Gold Star Family license plate in memory of her son Greg, who died serving his country in Iraq in 2006. The first Gold Star Family license plates were made today. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Gold Star Plates are Available - Photo 1Gold Star Plates Available - Photo 1Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and Sen. John Pappageorge of Troy presented two moms who lost their sons in U.S. military service with the first two Gold Star Family license plates on July 6. The ceremony took place at the Gus Harrison Correctional Facility in Adrian, where the plates are made. Pictured (l to r) are Valerie May of Midland, Sen. Pappageorge, Carol Johnson of Howell and Secretary Johnson. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Mobile Branch OfficeNew Secretary of State mobile office saves $75,000 - Photo 1The mobile office features all the services of a standard branch office and can be used at special events or as a temporary substitute when a branch is closed for remodeling. The new Secretary of State mobile office saves $75,000 and offers greater portability. An unused trailer for the mobile branch office was rescued from the motor pool warehouse, it was recycled, refurbished and is on the road. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Recreation 101: Intro to Summer Photo 3Recreation 101: Intro to Summer - Photo 3SoS Johnson joined DNR Director Rodney Stokes at a special event Saturday at the Holly Recreation Area. She built sandcastles with kids, spoke about the strong partnership between the SoS and DNR and about why the Recreation Passport is such a great thing for Michigan residents. In this photo Secretary Johnson and a child build a sandcastle. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Recreation 101: Intro to Summer Photo 2Recreation 101: Intro to Summer - Photo 2SoS Johnson joined DNR Director Rodney Stokes at a special event Saturday at the Holly Recreation Area. She built sandcastles with kids, spoke about the strong partnership between the SoS and DNR and about why the Recreation Passport is such a great thing for Michigan residents. In this photo Secretary Johnson and Director Stokes build sandcastles with several children. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Recreation 101: Intro to Summer Photo 1Recreation 101: Intro to Summer - Photo 1SoS Johnson joined DNR Director Rodney Stokes at a special event Saturday at the Holly Recreation Area. She built sandcastles with kids, spoke about the strong partnership between the SoS and DNR and about why the Recreation Passport is such a great thing for Michigan residents. In this photo Secretary Johnson is in a Kayak. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • May 27, 2011 Motorcycle Safety - Photo 4Lapeer County Motorcycle Safety Press Conference - Photo 4Secretary of State Ruth Johnson speaks about motorcycle safety in Lapeer. She was joined by Ray Clemens, owner of Ray C's Harley-Davison, Lapeer Mayor William Sprague, Lapeer County Sheriff Ronald Kalanquin, Jim Rhoades of ABATE of Michigan, and Maj. Gen. Gregory Vadnais, adjutant general and director of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Gold Star Plate Bill signing photo 1Gold Star Plate Bill signing - Photo 1Secretary of State Ruth Johnson looked on as Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation that will allow the sale of Gold Star license plates to the families of military personnel killed while serving on active duty. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Gold Star Plate Bill signing photo 2Gold Star Plate Bill signing - Photo 2"I don't know if any of us can understand the loss and sacrifice of these Gold Star families," said Johnson, who also attended the Michigan Senate's solemn, annual Memorial Day service Thursday. "It is our hope these license plates, in some small way, will help them honor their loved ones." (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Motorcycle Safety May 17 2011 - Photo 4Motorcycle Safety May 17 2011 - Photo 4Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard and his motorcycle unit were presented with an award by Secretary of State Ruth Johnson. The award was for their commitment and hard work in promoting greater motorcycle and traffic safety awareness and for their commitment to protect and serve the residents of Oakland County. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Motorcycle Safety May 17 2011 - Photo 3Motorcycle Safety May 17 2011 - Photo 3Secretary of State Ruth Johnson made remarks at a motorcycle safety news conference at Oakland Community College in Farmington Hills. Seen in this photo from left to right are some of the participants: Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard, Vince Consiglio, Rider Coach and president of ABATE of Michigan, Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, and Dr. Jacqueline Shadko, Oakland Community College's Orchard Ridge Campus president. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Motorcycle Safety May 17 2011 - Photo 2Motorcycle Safety May 17 2011 - Photo 2From left to right: Scott Wilson, Motor City Harley-Davidson general manager; Jennifer Loberman, Motor City Harley-Davidson marketing director and Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Motorcycle Safety May 17 2011 - Photo 1Motorcycle Safety May 17 2011 - Photo 1A motorcycle safety press conference was held today at Oakland Community College in Farmington Hills. Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson rides in a motorcycle procession to the press conference. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Motorcycle Safety Press Conference May 12 - Photo 2Motorcycle Safety Press Conference May 12 - Photo 2Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said today that the best way west Michigan motorcyclists can stay safe on the road is to get trained and licensed, wear the proper gear and share the road. Johnson made her remarks at a news conference at the Farmers Insurance headquarters in Caledonia. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Motorcycle Safety Press Conference May 12 - Photo 3Motorcycle Safety Press Conference May 12 - Photo 3Safety is a rider's number one priority," said Secretary of State Ruth Johnson. Johnson (left front) is a longtime motorcycle rider who drove a Harley-Davidson motorcycle to the news conference. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Motorcycle Safety Month Kick off - Photo 1Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month Kick off - Photo 2At a Capitol news conference to kick off May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson reaffirmed that the best way motorcyclists can stay safe on the road is to get trained and licensed, wear the proper gear and share the road. This picture is Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and members of ABATE of Michigan (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Berrien County Clerks Association with Secretary JohnsonBerrien County Clerks Association - Photo 4Secretary Johnson recently met with the Berrien County Clerks Association at the State Capitol. Here she poses with those who made the trip to Lansing. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Secretary Johnson speaks to the Berrien County Clerks AssociationBerrien County Clerks Association - Photo 3Secretary Johnson recently met with the Berrien County Clerks Association at the State Capitol. Here she gives some brief remarks about her first months in office. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Louise Stine, Ruth Johnson and Sharon TylerBerrien County Clerks Association - Photo 2Left to right: Berrien County Clerk Louise Stine, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and State Representative Sharon Tyler. Secretary Johnson recently met with the Berrien County Clerks Association at the State Capitol. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Secretary Johnson with heart recipientsHurley Medical Center Donate Life Press Conference - Photo 1Secretary Johnson promoted organ donation at a Donate Life Press conference at Hurley Medical Center. From left to right: Ryan Kanneth, 8, of Lapeer, who received a heart transplant when he was just three weeks old; Rebekah Harbin, 14, of Swartz Creek, who received a heart transplant in October 2008; Secretary of State Ruth Johnson; Iszabel Wiegand, 6, of Lake Orion who received a new heart at age 4. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Image: Rick Johnson speaks at Organ Donation Awareness event2011 Organ Donation Awareness - Photo 5Rick Johnson shares the donation story of his daughter Alexis, who died after a playground accident. Mr. Johnson shared his emotional story during a morning news conference at the Oakland County SUPER!Center in Pontiac. The news conference kicked off Donate Life Month. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Image: Ruth Johnson and Richard Pietroski 2011 Organ Donation Awareness - Photo 4Gift of Life Michigan CEO Richard Pietroski and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson with the proclamation proclaiming April as Donate Life Month in Michigan. Gift of Life Michigan CEO Richard Pietroski says almost 3,000 people in Michigan are awaiting a transplant. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Image: Ruth Johnson and Jerry Leismer2011 Organ Donation Awareness - Photo 3Ruth Johnson (left) listens as Jerry Liesmer speaks during a morning news conference at the Oakland County SUPER!Center in Pontiac. Shining Star award recipient Leismer credits a kidney transplant with saving his life.(Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Image: Ruth Johnson and Stacey Troxtel2011 Organ Donation Awareness - Photo 2Ruth Johnson (left) listens as Stacey Troxtel speaks during a morning news conference at the Oakland County SUPER!Center in Pontiac. The news conference kicked off Donate Life Month, held in April to promote organ and tissue donation. Stacey Troxtel's 3-year-old son Aiden is alive today because of a kidney transplant. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Secretary Johnson meets Aiden, organ recipient 2011 Organ Donation Awareness - Photo 1April is organ donation awareness month. Secretary of State Ruth Johnson makes the acquaintance of 3-year-old Aiden Troxtel, a kidney recipient. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Secretary Johnson meets with Michigan Library AssociationMichigan Association of Libraries - Photo 1Secretary of State Ruth Johnson met recently with members of the Michigan Library Association, including President Christine Berro (left) of the Portage District Library and MLA Executive Director Gretchen Couraud to discuss the potential for partnering with libraries across the state. Johnson noted that libraries are often the heart of their communities.(Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Secretary Johnson with Groveland Township LeadersHop the Bus Tour - Photo 2Township government often costs taxpayers less, while at the same time providing more hands-on, personal service. Sometimes the "bigger is better" mentality just doesn't fit. Secretary of State Ruth Johnson (center) with her own township leaders -- Groveland Township Supervisor Bob DePalma (left) and Clerk Pam Mazich (right). (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)
  • Secretary Johnson with Township Leaders from Oakland, Macomb & Lepeer CountiesHop the Bus Tour - Photo 1Secretary of State Ruth Johnson (far right) with township leaders and clerks at the Capitol. She had the opportunity to talk to township leaders from Oakland, Macomb and Lapeer counties as part of their "Hop on the Bus" tour and gathering in Lansing. (Click on thumbnail image to see larger image)

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